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Items Tagged ‘Florida project’

October 4th, 2014

Assessing Knowledge and Perceptions of HPV and the HPV Vaccine in a Working Uninsured Clinic

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Researchers Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Ph.D. Gerardo Colón-Otero, M.D. Summary Surveying patients at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic to understand parental perceptions and knowledge on HPV vaccination and HPV disease for those with children ages 11–26 and general perceptions for those without children.

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Tags: Dr Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Florida project, Gerardo Colón-Otero M.D., health disparities, HPV, Mayo Clinic, project, uninsured, Volunteers in Medicine


October 3rd, 2014

Collaboration between Patients, Hospice and Oncology Practices to Reduce Palliative Care Disparities

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Researcher Gerardo Colón-Otero, M.D. Summary Understanding and developing culturally tailored palliative initiatives directed to minority cancer patients.

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Tags: Florida project, Gerardo Colón-Otero M.D., health disparities, Mayo Clinic, palliative care, project


October 2nd, 2014

Barriers and Beliefs that Contribute to Late Stage Treatment of Breast Cancer in African American Women

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Researchers Steven C. Ames, Ph.D. Sarah Osian, Ph.D. (UF Health) Gerardo Colón-Otero, M.D. Summary Utilizing focus groups with African American women residing in Health Zone 1 to understand if there are any existing cultural or access barriers that lead to late stage treatment of breast cancer.

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Tags: African American women, breast cancer, Florida project, Gerardo Colón-Otero M.D., health disparities, Mayo Clinic, project


October 1st, 2014

Motivating Youth at Risk for Obesity through Multi-Level Community Activation (Mayo-YMCA)

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Researcher Richard O. White, M.D. Summary Conducting a series of qualitative and quantitative assessments among African American youths and parents/adult caregivers in order to understand specific motivators and barriers for a healthy lifestyle, in collaboration with the First Coast YMCA and Nemours Children’s Clinic. Read more.

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Tags: African Americans, childhood obesity, Florida project, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, project, Richard O. White M.D., YMCA


September 30th, 2014

Pilot Study to Determine the Feasibility of Using Technology to Promote Physical Activity Among Older African American Adults with Osteoarthritis and Obesity

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Researcher Richard O. White, M.D. Summary Pilot study of older (ages 55–85) African American adults to determine the impact of using an advanced pedometer on physical activity levels and osteoarthritis symptoms.

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Tags: African Americans, Florida project, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, project, Richard O. White M.D.


September 29th, 2014

Pilot Study of Education and Screening Efforts Targeting Vitamin D Insufficiency in African Americans Living in a Metro Southern Community

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Researcher Alexander S. Parker, Ph.D. Summary Conducted educational sessions and vitamin D screenings in the local African American community in order to understand the prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in African Americans living in Jacksonville.

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Tags: African Americans, Dr Alexander S Parker, Florida project, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, project, vitamin D deficiency


September 28th, 2014

Evaluation of Vitamin D Insufficiency and Inner City Asthma Among African Americans in Jacksonville, Florida

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Researcher Thanai Pongdee, M.D. Summary Screening participants from a previous vitamin D study for allergens and asthma in order to determine the link between vitamin D deficiency and asthma prevalence.

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Tags: asthmaency, Florida project, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, project, Thanai Pongdee M.D., vitamin D deficiency


September 4th, 2014

Cancer-Focused Project Partnering with a Minority Serving Institution

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Researcher Floyd B. Willis, M.D. Summary Develop a project with a cancer focus that will utilize Edward Waters College students as possible community health workers to provide health education to the surrounding community.

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Tags: Edward Waters College, Florida project, Floyd B. Willis M.D., health disparities, health education, Mayo Clinic, project


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